The Gillette College rodeo team has gone from being the first athletics program offered at the community college to the last sports program left.
After the Northern Wyoming Community College District eliminated all athletic programs aside from the rodeo this summer, Pronghorns coach Will LaDuke said campus life will look entirely different for students this year.
It was “unfortunate” to lose the other athletic offerings at Gillette College, LaDuke said.
“I think it’s just going to be a different look and a different feel this year for kids as far as the campus life is concerned,” LaDuke said. “We’re going to rodeo like we always do, but I think there will be some elements missing certainly for the campus feeling like a true college.
“I hope we get them back.”
This year will be the first since 2008 that Gillette College won’t field a